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1 “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” Steve Jobs (RIP), Founder and CEO, APPLE Inc. THEME 2: Alternative Models of Economic Diversification Special Economic Zones models for growth: Science Technology Parks and Research Parks Budzanani Tacheba (PhD)

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3 National Policy Guidance

4 The Revised National RSTI (2012)Policy Vision Botswana will become a globally competitive nation with technology development, innovation and knowledge driven socio-economic growth. Vision-2016: P-2 | Botswana will be a productive and innovative nation

5 Competitiveness Indicators You cant Manage what you don’t Measure!

6 Global Competitiveness Indicators Global Competitiveness Index – Global Competitiveness Index – a competitiveness index initially based on Michael Porters Business Competitiveness Index. The index measures among others innovation inputs (government and fiscal policies, education and innovation environments) and outputs (patents, technology transfer, R&D, business process innovation etc…). Global Innovation Index – Global Innovation Index – is published annually since 2013 by a partnership of three organisations, Cornell University, INSEAD graduate business school and World Intellectual Property Rights. The indicator ranks economies policies supporting an innovative environment and the actual innovation outputs International Innovation Index – International Innovation Index – focussing on counties’ level of innovation two US based entities Boston Consulting Group and National Association of Manufacturers

7 Source: World Economic Forum Report 2013 - 2014 Botswana Population (millions)............................................2.0 GDP (US$ billions).......................................... …17.6 GDP per capita (US$)...............................…………9.398 GDP (PPP) as share (%) of world total............ …0.04 GCI 2013 - 2014......................................................74……….4.1 GCI 2012 - 2013 (out of 144)....................... …………79………4.1 GCI 2011 - 2012 (Out of 142)……….......………………...80……..4.0

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9 Source: World Economic Forum Report 2013 - 2014 Botswana

10 Global Innovation Index

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13 Cluster Development Concept Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular field that are present in a nation or region. Clusters arise because they increase the productivity with which companies can compete. The development and upgrading of clusters is an important agenda for governments, companies, and other institutions. Cluster development initiatives are an important new direction in economic policy, building on earlier efforts Source: Michael E Porter, 2008

14 Clustering, Innovation and Competitiveness Source Michael Porter; 2008

15 Cluster Development Concept

16 Source Michael Porter; 2008

17 Cluster Development Concept Innovation “Chasm” Products & Services Technology Concepts Basic Research Basic Research Applied Research Process Development Piloting/ prototyping Piloting/ prototyping Up scaling Commercial Implementation Regional Manufacturing Hubs & Industry Universities Companies Science & Tech Parks Sector focus

18 Applied research and development Universities & Research Institutes BIH (facilitate & catalyze Applied research, influence public policy Industry/Companies Basic SciencesDevelopmentCommercialization Lab Pilot Production Scaling Up

19 STP–SEZ and the NSI Universities SEZ-STP (Sector/Cluster Companies) Industry (manufacturing) Basic researchApplied research Grant Loans Services Equity Product development Commercialization Research Institutes Technology Transfer Office National Research Fund Innovation Fund Production Start Ups Venture Capital Investments Banks

20 STP = Infrastructure + programmes Technology Transfer Office BIOTECH ICT ENERGY MINING

21 Partner Members Full Members Networks Members Innovation Center Botswana MIC, BCL, KRINOVA, COHRED, LUND Together A More Innovative Future DiData Botswana, Concerotel, Bauer DeWet, Academe, Southern Mapping, Bio Diesel

22 Let´s make it happen ! Thank you Botswana Innovation Hub Tel: +267 3913328 info@bih.co.bw www.bih.co.bw


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